Tuesday, December 28, 2010


Each year at this time, I reflect on the past year and feel into what I want for the next one. I wonder about what is growing in the darkness that I cannot yet see and notice what I am pulled toward or pushing away from.
Last year I largely delved into handstitch. Here's a yarn and thread tree I was stitching into felt just before Christmas - I would like to explore further with felt:

Other then for some piecing, my machine has sat idle. So it was good to make a journal gift and realize how rusty I've gotten since not regularly using free motion stitch.
I will soon be using my machine alot, at the Mark Making course I will be starting next week. But I will also be handstitching in the Contemporary Woven Boro class in mid January - so it is going to be a very busy learning time ahead! And I have other areas of focus I'd love to explore, too - so I will continue to sit with the possibilities over the last days of 2010.


Penny Berens said...

A fresh new year always brings along new ideas and new expressions of stitch. Look forward to spending time with you at Jude's Boro class.

deanna7trees said...

I, too, have neglected my sewing machine but I so much prefer hand sewing. love your journal. see you in jude's class.

Sweetpea said...

Now that is a mighty fine word!

jude said...

a little of this, a little of that.
i have my machine out too.

lynda Howells said...

love your christmas tree stitiching. Funnily enough l just started to think l should start using my sewing machine again. I have been working on "slow" work this past six months and so my s/machine was sidelined. i am going to work out a way to use both!

Yvonne said...

Penny - I'm glad you'll be in the class and look forward to being in it with you!

Thanks, Deanna - and great you'll be in Jude's class, too!

Sweetpea - yes, I love 'incubation', too - the mystery and faith I associate with it.

Jude - your machine is out? That has me curious...

Thanks, Lynda - they both can be a pleasure to express with.